Top 20 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2023



We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 wrongful death settlements obtained in California in the year 2023. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, as well as those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit.

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Attorneys:Michael Padilla of The Padilla Law Group LLP
Case:Estate of Gonzalez v. Pacific Gypsum Supply Inc., et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Wrongful Death, Forklift Accident, Negligent Tort, Occupational Injury, Vehicular Accident
Attorneys:Stephen M. Johnson, Daniel W. Johnson of Berglund & Johnson
Case:K.W. v. Premises Owner
Type:Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
Attorneys:Adante D. Pointer, Patrick M. Buelna, Ty Clarke of Pointer & Buelna, LLP
Case:Estate of Monk v. Alameda County, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Brutality, Death in Custody, Negligent Tort, Failure to Intervene, Law Enforcement Misconduct
Attorneys:Daniel E. Hoffman of Law Offices of Scott Warmuth
Case:Wang, et al. v. Ciam S.p.A, et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Design Defect
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Attorneys:P. Ryan Banafshe of Banafshe Law Firm, PC
Case:Singer, et al. v. Harrison
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort, Vehicular Accident
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Attorneys:Jeffrey L. Molchan of Legal Offices of David Grey
Case:Estate of Pedestrian v. Truck Driver
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident, Vehicular Accident
15 (tie)
Attorneys:Yosi Yahoudai of J&Y Law
Case:Saldivar, et al. v. Han, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Scooter Accident, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort, Single-Track Vehicle Accident, Vehicular Accident
Attorneys:Rahul Ravipudi, Paul A. Traina, John W. Shaller of Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP; Bryan J. Harrison of Harrison Kristopher, LLP; Jamie E. Wright of J. Wright Law Group, PC
Case:DeLeon v. Vallejo City Unified School District
Type:Government Negligence, School Safety, Wrongful Death, Failure to Supervise, Negligent Tort
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Attorneys:Adante D. Pointer, Patrick M. Buelna, Ty Clarke of Pointer & Buelna, LLP; John L. Burris, K. Chike Odiwe of Burris Nisenbaum Curry & Lacy LLP
Case:Okobi v. San Mateo County, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Cruel & Unusual Punishment, Police Brutality, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Law Enforcement Misconduct
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Attorneys:Theo Emison of The Veen Firm LLP
Case:Estate of Selph v. City and Cty. of San Francisco
Type:Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Scooter Accident, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident, Single-Track Vehicle Accident, Vehicular Accident
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Attorneys:William B. Mayoff, Gloria Moreno‐Aragon, Kate Jamsheed, Aleksey Katmissky of KJ Injury & Accident Lawyers, PC
Case:Estate of Passenger, et al. v. At-Fault Driver
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Bodily Injury, Vehicular Accident
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Attorneys:Deborah Chang, Candice Klein, Patrick Gunning, Sarah Kim of Chang Klein LLP
Case:Estate of Patient v. Rehab Center
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Care, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
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Attorneys:Joe Naz of Joe Naz Accident Lawyers; Erika Contreras of Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP
Case:Decedent Resident Heirs v. HOA
Type:Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Fall from Height
Attorneys:Abraham Sandoval of Sandoval Law, APC
Case:Estate of Decedent v. Confidential Co.
Type:Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Occupational Injury
Attorneys:John W. Shaller, Paul A. Traina, Rahul Ravipudi of Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP; Martin Gasparian of Maison Law
Case:Tiscareno v. El Palomar Restaurant Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Head-on Collision, DUI, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Vehicular Accident
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